Couples announcements for February 2009

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De-Fur and Beam

Tim and Becky De-Fur of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Brooke De-Fur, to Zachary Hiatt Beam, son of Doug and Karen Beam of Soddy-Daisy. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 2, at Red Bank Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of J.C. and Virgie Pickett of Whitwell, Tenn., and the late George and Kathreen De-Fur. She is the great-granddaughter of Sam Pickett of Whitwell. Ms. De-Fur graduated from Whitwell High School and received an associate degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She is a surgical technologist with Memorial Health Care System and is a member of Grace Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jim and Carolyn Beam of Chattanooga and Sherrell and Joyce Gossett of Chattanooga. Mr. Beam graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and attended Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is employed by Weldmart Inc. and is a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Dugan and Martinez

Thomas W. and Kathryn A. Dugan of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Dugan, to Carlos Resendiz Martinez, son of Ruben Resendiz Regalado and Anabel Martinez Arrona of Guanajuato, Mexico. The wedding is planned for summer at Baylor School Alumni Chapel. The future bride is the granddaughter of Kay McKemy of Scottsdale, Ariz., the late James S. McKemy, the late James W. and Virginia C. Dugan. Ms. Dugan graduated from Baylor School and Appalachian State University. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in ecology at the University of Texas in Austin. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Maria Dolores Martinez Gasca, Jose Martinez Jaso, Deonisia Regalado Pina and Simeon Resendiz Chavez. Mr. Martinez graduated from Instituto Ignacio Montes de Oca in Guanajuato and studied at the Universidad de Guanajuato. He is a painter and is a member of Templo San Sebastien.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Foley and Sutton

Michael and Virginia Foley of Johnson City, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Lorraine Foley, to Christopher William Sutton, son of William and Cynthia Sutton of Charleston, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 25, at Gordon-Lee Mansion in Chickamauga, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Joanne Phillips of Chattanooga. Ms. Foley is a massage therapist with Epiphany Salon and Day Spa. The future bridegroom is the grandson of James and Fern Curtis of Charleston, and Jackie Hullander of Dalton, Ga. Mr. Sutton is a customer service representative with T-Mobile.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Harris and Tidwell

Dr. and Mrs. Jim and Jan Harris of Chickamauga, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Elizabeth Harris, to Ronnie Gaines Tidwell Jr., son of Ron and Helen Tidwell of Rising Fawn, Ga. The wedding is planned for Friday, Feb. 20, in Ringgold, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Bill and Lucille Russell of Rossville, Dorothy Harris of Chickamauga and the late Andy Harris. Ms. Harris graduated from Gordon Lee High School and received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Covenant College. She received a master’s degree in administration and leadership from Central Michigan University. She is a business analyst with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Chickamauga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Leon and Bernice Jones of Fort Oglethorpe, the late I.V. “Dopey” Tidwell of Chattanooga and Ruth Tidwell of Harrison. Mr. Tidwell graduated from Gordon Lee High School and received a bachelor’s degrees in history and management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received a master’s degree in management information systems from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is employed as a systems analyst and is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Chickamauga.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Hitchcock and Williams

The engagement of Lavonda Hitchcock and Don Williams is announced today. Ms. Hitchcock is the daughter of Charlene Smith. The prospective bridegroom is the son of the late Madeline Williams. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 7, at Bessie Smith Hall. The future bride is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Sturdivant of Chattanooga. Ms. Hitchcock is employed by Orange Grove and is a member of Shepherd’s Voice Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Moses and Bertha Williams. Mr. Williams is employed by Arcade and is a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

McDaris and Thurston

Tim and Susan McDaris of Hixson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Catherine McDaris, to John Rad Thurston III, son of David and Karen Sherrill of Falling Water and Rad and Doreen Thurston of Dunwoody, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 6, at Northside Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Joan Lee, the late Glenn Lee, Jim and Ada McDaris and the late Delores McDaris, all of Chattanooga. Ms. McDaris graduated from Hixson High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is employed by Galen Medical Group. She is a member of Hixson Presbyterian Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Gene and Dell Hegi of Falling Water, Elaine Thurston of Decatur, Ga., the late John R. Thurston, Gene and Betty Sherrill of Signal Mountain and David and Helen David. Mr. Thurston graduated from Hixson High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UTC. He is a commercial management associate with Sun-Trust Bank and is a member of Hixson Presbyterian Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Morgan and Walker

The engagement of Heather Nicole Morgan and Bradley Lee Walker is announced today. Ms. Morgan is the daughter of Donny Walker and Kathy Burman. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are John and Barbara Morgan of Georgetown, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 6, at New Union Baptist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ray and Sandra Walker of Athens, Tenn. Ms. Morgan graduated from Ooltewah High School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She is an assistant infants teacher at Mill Creek Country Day School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of James and Agnes Beard of Georgetown, Tenn. Mr. Walker graduated from McMinn County High School. He is an assistant manager with KFC.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Newton and Witcher

The engagement of Rena Carolyn Newton and Charles Roberson Witcher is announced today. Ms. Newton is the daughter of Dr. Philip T. Newton Jr. of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and the late Rena Ray Newton. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Witcher of Bristol, Tenn. The wedding is planned for March at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arnette Holman Ray and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Newton. Ms. Newton received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Christian education from North Tennessee Bible Institute. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Coomer and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Witcher. Mr. Witcher received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute. He is a civil engineer with Aquaterra Engineering and is a member of Reformed Presbyterian Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Novenson and Henry

Joe and Barbara Novenson of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie Novenson, to David Leigh Henry, son of Brian and Merle Henry of Trenton,Ga. The wedding is planned for Friday, May 22, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Doris Boes of Lookout Mountain, the late Jim Boes, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph John Novenson. Ms. Novenson is pursuing a degree at Covenant College and is employed as a singer. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Rev. and Mrs. John R. Stead and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henry. Mr. Henry received a bachelor’s degree in music from Covenant College. He is employed as a musician.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

O’Kelley and Wingate

The engagement of Kimberly Elaine O’Kelley and Joseph Lake Wingate is announced today. Ms. O’Kelley is the daughter of Brenda O’Kelley of Rossville and Cecil O’Kelley of Jasper, Ga. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wingate of Chattanooga and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cate of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 31, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Billie Ransom. Ms. O’Kelley received a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. She received a master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University and a doctoral degree from Tennessee Technological University. She is a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of Simpson United Methodist Church in Rossville. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Evelyn Leathers and Norman Cate. Mr. Wingate received a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech and a master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University. He is a teacher and coach with Chattanooga State Technical Community College and is a member of Westview Baptist Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Palmer and Hall

The engagement of Charity Lynne Palmer and Stephen Kiefer Hall is announced today. Ms. Palmer is the daughter of Glenn and Charlotte Palmer of Lincolnshire, England. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Tom and Janet Hall of Fort Oglethorpe. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 14, at Maranatha Baptist Church, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Juanita Harp of Chattanooga and Ellen Grubb of Salem, Va. Ms. Palmer received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Tennessee Temple University and a master’s degree in music from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a music teacher at Gladden Middle School in Chatsworth, Ga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Reba Hall of Chickamauga, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Dillon of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mr. Hall received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tennessee Temple. He is a senior programer with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Walker and Hunter

The engagement of Ashley Sherae Walker and Jonathan Lifsey Hunter is announced today. Ms. Walker is the daughter of Steve and Donna Raybourne of Cleveland, Tenn., and Steve and Cindy Walker of Charleston, Tenn. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Don and Libby Hunter of Cleveland. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 30, at Whitestone Inn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Claudia Moore of Cleveland, the late Don Moore, Jimmy Hambright of Charleston, the late George Hambright, Jewel Walker of Etowah, Tenn., and the late J.P. Walker of Charleston. Ms. Walker graduated from Walker Valley High School. She received a degree in nursing, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is a labor and delivery nurse with Erlanger Women’s East and is a member of ChristWay Community Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Miller and Elizabeth Hunter of Nashville and the late John A. and Dorothy Lifsey of Jackson, Tenn. Mr. Hunter graduated from Cleveland High School. He is a marketing manager with Direct-Buy of Chattanooga and is a member of Christ-Way Community Church.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Yates and Muirhead

The engagement of Brittany Leigh Yates and Drew Wesley Muirhead is announced today. Ms. Yates is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Womble of Centerville, Tenn., and Corlis E. Yates Jr. of Canton, Ga. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Muirhead of Brentwood, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 20, at West End United Methodist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Liner Jr. of Chattanooga, William C. Riggs of Clinton, Tenn., the late Dorothy S. Riggs, Mr. and Mrs. James T. McGregor of Charleston, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Corlis E. Yates Sr. of Watson, Ariz. Ms. Yates graduated from Chattanooga Central High School and received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is a commercial manager with Mars PetCare in Franklin, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie G. Muirhead of Plato Center, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Shelton G. Cambre of Gautier, Miss. Mr. Muirhead graduated from John Overton High School and Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He is a civil engineer with Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon Inc. in Nashville and is a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville.

February 1, 2009

Wedding

Keltner

Elizabeth Anne Elrod became the bride of Lance Ryan Keltner on Sunday, Oct. 19, at The Grandview on Lookout Mountain. The ceremony was performed by David Price. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Tammy Elrod of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Jim and Sharon Keltner of Minneola, Kan. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Hannah Elrod was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Bowen, Courtney Foster, Corianne Warrick and Megan Wyatt. The flower girl was Tilly Grace Elrod. Jason Curry served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Elrod, Joshua Elrod, Teddy Kyriakidis and Jeff Kernohand. A reception was held at The Grandview. The couple took a wedding trip to Asheville, N.C. They reside in Chattanooga.

February 1, 2009

Engagement

Browder and Cooper

Ben and Sue Browder of Decatur, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Browder, to Shawn Jefferson Cooper, son of Jack and Connie Cooper of Sale Creek. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 14, at Unity Baptist Church, where the future bridegroom is a member. Ms. Browder is a member of Church of God Ministries International. Mr. Cooper graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School. He is employed in customer service.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Cole and Ramsey

The engagement of Raven Cole and David Ramsey is announced today. Ms. Cole is the daughter of Renee Cole of Chattanooga, and Terry and Delois Cole of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Lisa Ramsey of Lookout Valley and Steve and Tammy Ramsey of Rossville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 28, at Tiftonia Holiness Church, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Rossie Cole, the late Vernie Cole, and the late Harry and Leona Daugherty, all of Chattanooga. Ms. Cole graduated from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Technical Community College. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Hank and Gladys Barclay of Lookout Valley, the late Barbara Barclay and Holland and Ruth Ramsem of Fyffe, Ala. Mr. Ramsey graduated from Lookout Valley High School and served in the U.S. Army.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Harvill and Oldham

Drs. Marty and Jane Harvill of Waco, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cary “Rebecca” Harvill, to Clay Philip Oldham, son of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Oldham of Signal Mountain and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sherman of Starkville, Miss. The wedding is planned for Monday, June 1, at Starkville Church of Christ. The future bride is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leonus L. Shedd and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harvill, all of Paragould, Ark. Ms. Harvill graduated from Starkville High School. She is pursuing a degree in psychology from Freed-Hardeman University. She is a member of Crestview Church of Christ in Waco. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Reeder and June Oldham of Henderson, Tenn., and Doyle and Rita Mills of Rossville. Mr. Oldham graduated from Starkville High School. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history from Freed-Hardeman University and is a member of Signal Mountain Church of Christ.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Hutcherson and Smith

John and Deborah Hutcherson of Ringgold, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Elaine Hutcherson, to Jason Lee Smith, son of Jesse and Pam Smith of Rossville. The wedding is planned for May at Nazarene Church, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Raymond and Nancy Arp and Mildred Hutcherson. Ms. Hutcherson graduated from Ringgold High School. She is employed in data entry. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Cifford and Lois Durham, Toby and Hilda Smith, and Lottie and B.B. Brock. Mr. Smith graduated from Gordon Lee High School. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dalton State College.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Kilgore and Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Horace David Kilgore Sr. of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Paige Kilgore, to Cody Eugene Jones, son of Bobby Jones of Cleveland, Ga., and Karen Jones of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 28, at the Fairyland Club. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bryant Wallin Jr. of Chickamauga, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Sims Kilgore of Chattanooga. Ms. Kilgore graduated from East Ridge High School. She received an associate degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ralph and Charlotte Jones of Ringgold, Madge Elizabeth Dale of Dover, Del., and the late Roy Carmack Talley of Ringgold. Mr. Jones graduated from Ringgold High School. He received certification in auto collision repair and HVAC from Lanier Technical College.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Waesche and Gifford

The engagement of Dana Kate Waesche and James Thomas Gifford is announced today. Ms. Waesche is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John William Waesche of Westport, Conn. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grierson Gifford of Lookout Mountain, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 20, at the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial Chapel in New London, Conn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Vuillemenot of Westport, the late Mr. Vuillemenot, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Waesche of Oradell, N.J. Ms. Waesche graduated from Staples High School and received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. She is a qualitative research consultant with TNS Consulting and is a member of St. Lukes Parish in Westport and attends City Church in San Francisco. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theron Fairweather Gifford and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Browne, all of Lookout Mountain. Mr. Gifford graduated from Baylor School and received bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University. He is head convertible bond trader with Wells Fargo and Co. and is a member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. He attends City Church in San Francisco.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Williams and Seals

Mr. and Mrs. W. Reid Williams of Knoxville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Kathryn Williams, to Micah Zane Seals, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Seals of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 18, at Dara’s Garden in Knoxville. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams of Moscow, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Pollard of Friendsville, Tenn. Ms. Williams graduated from Bearden High School in Knoxville and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Turning Point Community Church in Collegedale, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. Russell Turner of Greenville, S.C., and the Rev. and Mrs. Odis Seals of Rossville. Mr. Seals graduated from Tennessee Temple High School and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UTC. He is a member of Turning Point Community Church.

February 8, 2009

Wedding

Hallman

Suzanne Elizabeth Mize became the bride of Benjamin Wayne Hallman on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Cress Darwin. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal D. Mize of Signal Mountain. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kirk Jr. of Austell, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mize of Metter, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hallman of Claxton, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. David Harper of Jesup, Ga. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Hallman of Blackshear, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cooper Sr. of Patterson, Ga. Jacqueline Uhlhorn Burney was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Margaret Eleanor Chanler, Elizabeth Covington “Hi-Dee” Davis, Elizabeth Evans Kates and Lyndsay Walker Slaten. The flower girl was Kimberly Elaine Phillips. Jacob Ronald Hallman served as best man for his brother. Groomsmen were Robert Paul Phillips, Kenneth Bruce Hoopaugh II, Charles Harris Cooper Jr. and James Gilbert Milton III, brother of the bride. The ring bearer was Colin James Milton and the usher was Benjamin Creed Salling. The bride graduated from Girls Preparatory School and the College of Charleston. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Charleston. She is a teacher in Charleston. The bridegroom graduated from Claxton High School and the University of Georgia. He is pursuing a degree at Charleston Southern University. A reception was held at the William Aiken House. The couple took a wedding trip to Athens, Ga. They reside in Charleston.

February 8, 2009

Wedding

Richie

Becky Carroll became the bride of Mickey Richie on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Little Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willett. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Richie. The couple reside in Chattanooga.

February 8, 2009

Engagement

Currier and Gandy

Jack and Robin Currier announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Currier, to Tyler Gandy, son of Larry and Middie Gandy. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Feb. 22, in Jamaica. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Currier of Glendale, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Richard McMurry of Santa Clarita, Calif. She is the greatgranddaughter of Joyce McMurry of Northridge, Calif. Ms. Currier graduated from Hixson High School and attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a business services assistant with TVA and attends Soddy Church of Christ. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hargis of Soddy-Daisy and the late Luther and Evelyn Gandy. Mr. Gandy graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received a bachelor’s degree from UTC. He is a Telecom account manager with the EPB and is a member of Soddy Church of Christ.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Dempsey and Dawkins

Larry and Lisa Dempsey of South Pittsburg, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Dempsey, to Gary Tyler Dawkins, son of Gary and Jane Dawkins of South Pittsburg. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 30, at the Dawkins home. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late John and Nannie B. Hogan of New Hope, Tenn., and Charles and Mary Dempsey of Chattanooga. Ms. Dempsey graduated from South Pittsburg High School and received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in exceptional education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is an exceptional education teacher at South Pittsburg High School and is a member of Kimball Church of Christ. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Lula Dawkins of Bridgeport, Ala., the late Leon Dawkins, Joe Ray Wilson of South Pittsburg and the late Juanita Wilson. Mr. Dawkins graduated from St. Andrew’s Sewanee High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from UTC. He received a master’s degree in arts education from Cumberland University. He is a Spanish teacher at South Pittsburg High School and is a member of Kimball Church of Christ.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Gates and Parish

The engagement of Sally Dean Gates and Daniel Vincent Parish is announced today. Ms. Gates is the daughter of Lauri Reyna of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Gary Gates of Pulaski, Tenn. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Kay and Steve Parish of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Memphis. Ms. Gates graduated from Giles County High School in Pulaski, Tenn., and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She received a master’s degree in higher education administration from Florida International University. She is assistant director for student orientation and leadership development for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Mr. Parish graduated from Notre Dame High School and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Memphis, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received a juris doctor from the University of Miami. He is an associate attorney with Linda G. Welsh and Associates in Knoxville.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Nieves and Schievelhud

Dr. and Mrs. Alfredo Nieves of Ooltewah announce the engagement of their daughter, Paulette Marie Nieves, to Travis Steven Schievelhud, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Chadwick of Ooltewah and Steve Schievelhud of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 18, in Patten Chapel on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Hechavarria of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Nieves of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ms. Nieves graduated from Notre Dame High School and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UTC, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is employed in human resources with Shaw Industries and is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schievelhud of Dalton, Ga., the late Mr. and Mrs. Bob Underdown of Athens, Tenn., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Lamb of Chattanooga. Mr. Schievelhud graduated from McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and logistics and a master’s degree in business administration from UTC, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is a logistics project engineer with Shaw Industries.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Morgan and Walker

The engagement of Heather Nicole Morgan and Bradley Lee Walker is announced today. Ms. Morgan is the daughter of John and Barbara Morgan of Georgetown, Tenn. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Donny Walker and Kathy Burman. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 6, at New Union Baptist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ray and Sandra Walker of Athens, Tenn. Ms. Morgan graduated from Ooltewah High School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She is an assistant infants teacher at Mill Creek Country Day School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of James and Agnes Beard of Georgetown, Tenn. Mr. Walker graduated from McMinn County High School. He is an assistant manager with KFC.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Odom and Holland

The engagement of Kristen Lea Odom and John Paul Holland Jr. is announced today. Ms. Odom is the daughter of James E. Odom and Linda R. Odom of Gatlinburg, Tenn. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are John Holland Sr. and Debbie Holland of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 9, at Chestnut Hill Estate in Delano, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Dorthea Carroll of Cleveland, Tenn. Ms. Odom graduated from Cleveland Christian School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is director of operations at Art of the South. Mr. Holland graduated from Gordon Lee High School and the University of West Georgia. He is employed by US Xpress.

February 15, 2009

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Parrott and Roberts

Scott and Karen Parrott of Hixson announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Christine Parrott, to Joshua Ryan Roberts, son of Jerry and Susie Roberts of Soddy-Daisy. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 14, at Burke’s United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Thomas and Sue Shoemate of Soddy-Daisy and Roland and Charlotte Parrott of Hixson. Ms. Parrott graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received an associate degree in surgical technology from Miller-Motte Technical College. She is a surgical technologist with Family and Sports Medicine and attends Dallas Bay Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Bobby and Elli Hargis, Wanda Roberts and the late Billy Roberts, all of Soddy-Daisy. Mr. Roberts graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a teacher and coach at Soddy-Daisy Middle School and is a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Redding and Rooks

Ron and Jan Redding of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Farren Redding, to Bradley Clay Rooks, son of Larry and Mary Ann Rooks of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 25, at Second Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Johnnie Hashberger of Chattanooga, the late James Hashberger, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Redding of Gettysburg, Pa. Ms. Redding graduated from Baylor School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative with Boehringer Ingelheim. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mary Slaten of Chattanooga, the late John Slaten, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rooks of Henagar, Ala. Mr. Rooks graduated from Baylor School and received a bachelor’s degree in building science from Auburn University. He is a project manager with The Hutton Co.

February 15, 2009

Engagement

Ables and Hicks

The engagement of Cara Nichole Ables and Montague Hoskins Hicks III is announced today. Ms. Ables is the daughter of Kymberly Ott of Trenton, Ga., and the late Tommy Ables of Chattanooga. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mary Ruth Hicks and Monty Hicks of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 7, at Calvary Chapel, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Elizabeth and Turner Payne of Fort Oglethorpe and Connie Durham of Ringgold, Ga. Ms. Ables received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in speech communication from the University of Georgia. She is employed as a sales and leasing director. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Cecil and Vivian Couch of Belmont, N.C., and the late Montague and Kathleen Hicks of Raleigh, N.C. Mr. Hicks is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Allen and Jefferies

Rex and Debra Allen of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Allen, to Todd Pearson Jefferies, son of Ray and Janet Jefferies of Clearwater, Fla. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 16, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Janie Harris of Greenwood, S.C., and R.E. and Beverly Allen of Stuart, Fla. Ms. Allen graduated from Baylor School and was presented in the 2002 Cotton Ball. She received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is employed by Pointe Property Group and attends Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Marguerite Clark of Clearwater. Mr. Jefferies graduated from Tampa Preparatory School and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is project manager with USCCG Consulting Group.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Foster and Monroe

The engagement of Kelly Elizabeth Foster and Lucas Card Monroe is announced today. Ms. Foster is the daughter of Deborah Foster of Huntsville, Ala., and the late Larry Foster. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Charles and Renee Monroe of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 30, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Maxie Carter of Germantown, Tenn. Ms. Foster graduated from Grissom High School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from Auburn University, where she is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is a member of Holy Spirit Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Roy and Virginia Card of Chattanooga. Mr. Monroe graduated from McCallie School. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University, where he is a member of Farmhouse Fraternity. He is a member of Eastwood Church.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Hicks and Hysmith

The engagement of Jessica Lois Hicks and Nicholas Daniel Hysmith is announced today. Ms. Hicks is the daughter of Belinda Barber Combs of Chattanooga and the late Edward Hicks. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Larry Morris and Angela Hysmith Morris of Henderson, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 9, at White Oak United Methodist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Kathryn Patrick, the late Jack Barber, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks. Ms. Hicks graduated from Red Bank High School and received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hysmith, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Breece and the late Wayne Morris. Mr. Hysmith graduated from Chester County High School and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from UTK. He is pursuing a master’s degree from UT Health Science Center and is a member of Fellowship Memphis Church.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Harvey and Barlew

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Harvey of Signal Mountain announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Harvey, to John William Barlew, son of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Barlew Sr., also of Signal Mountain. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 16, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Joe Lee and Jean Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn., and the late Lawrence and Eileen Harvey of Oakland, Md. Ms. Harvey graduated from Girls Preparatory School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Helen and Joe D. Kington Jr. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and William and Bernice Barlew of Chattanooga. Mr. Barlew received a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology management from UTC, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is employed as vice president of safety with Technical Insurance Services.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Hooper and Creel

Fred and Karen Hooper of East Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Anne Hooper, to Joshua Eric Creel, son of Glenn and Karen Creel of Chickamauga, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 4, at Mountain Oaks Wedding Chapel. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hooper Sr. of East Ridge and the late Anna Moore of Chattanooga. Ms. Hooper graduated from East Ridge High School. She is employed as an office manager. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Billie Johnson, Margaret Creel, the late Jesse Johnson and the late Bobby Creel, all of Chattanooga. Mr. Creel attended Georgia Southern College, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and graduated from Cleveland State Police Academy. He is a detective with the East Ridge Police Department.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Nichols and Jolley

James D. and Martha A. Nichols of Cleveland, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheri Lee Nichols, to Jeffrey Brandon Jolley, son of Randy and Debbie Jolley of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 14, at Chattanooga Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late George F. and the late Neota Nichols and the late Thomas and the late Martha Barnes. Ms. Nichols graduated from Bradley Central High School and attended Lee University. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Anne Hackney, the late Fred Hackney and the late Edward and Bessie Sue Jolley. Mr. Jolley graduated from East Ridge High School and East Tennessee State University. He is a teacher with Hamilton County Schools.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Nuding and Swilley

Dennis and Dee Nuding of Yuma, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Lee Nuding, to Casey Dean Swilley, son of Shirley Scarlatti of Wildwood, Ga., and Donald Swilley. The wedding is planned for Thursday, May 21, in Lyons, Colo. The future bride is the granddaughter of George and Marjorie Patterson of Canon City, Colo. Ms. Nuding is pursuing a degree in physics from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She is employed by UAH, is a NASA contractor and is a member of Mars Exploration Rover’s science team. Mr. Swilley received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from UAH. He is employed by Jacobs Engineering and is a NASA contractor. He is a structural engineer for ARES-I rocket.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Lyon and Saucier

Mr. and Mrs. James Lyon of Hixson announce the engagement of their daughter, April Lyon, to Jonathan Paul Saucier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Saucier and Lisa Shirley, all Henagar, Ala. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 23, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Virginia Lyon, the late Lawrence Lyon, Faye Goforth and the late Terry Goforth, all of Hixson. Ms. Lyon graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School. She received bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business management and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Sigma Iota Epsilon honor society. She is employed as an accountant and is a member of Living Faith Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ann Honea, the late Clyde Honea, the late Mr. and Mrs. Inis Saucier, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Storie, all of Henagar. Mr. Saucier graduated from North Sand Mountain High School. He is a member of IBEW Local 175 and is employed as an electrician. He is a member of Living Faith Church.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Sullivan and Phillips

Justin and Janet Sullivan of Bon Aqua, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Sullivan, to Brett Helton Phillips, son of Larry and Mary Lu Phillips of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 28, in Patten Chapel on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walker Wheeler of Pulaski, Tenn., Madeline Sullivan of Fairview, Tenn., and the late Wilburn Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in communications from UTC, where she was a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, Golden Key honor society and Mortar Board. She is a marketing coordinator with Southside Creative Group and is a member of First Baptist Church in Dickson, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Phillips, Barbara Wilson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keene, all of Chattanooga. Mr. Phillips graduated from Baylor School. He is pursuing a degree in political science and communications from UTC. He is employed by Tennessee Plywood & Door Company and is a member of Brainerd Baptist Church.

February 22, 2009

Engagement

Tyrone and Rowland

The engagement of Lauren Kristyn Tyrone and William Paul Rowland is announced today. Ms. Tyrone is the daughter of Doug M. Tyrone of Madison, Miss., Dr. Don McClain and Deb McClain of Salt Lake City, Utah. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Keith and Donna Rowland of Ringgold, Ga., and Paul and Beth Broyles of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, in Chattanooga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Doug J. Tyrone of Mount Olive, Miss., and Barbara McClain of Washington, D.C. Ms. Tyrone received bachelor’s degrees in public relations and marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Frances Mayfield of Chattanooga. Mr. Rowland received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is pursuing a master’s degree from Tennessee Tech University.

February 22, 2009

Wedding

Krause

Melanie Allison Creel became the bride of Justin Lee Krause on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Chattanooga Riverboat Company. The ceremony was performed by David Gerlach. The bride is the daughter of John and Beth Creel of Ooltewah. Parents of the bridegroom are Kathie and Scott Fulgham of Chattanooga and Lee and Evie Krause of Houston. Suzanne Thurman was honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Emily Krause and Jilly Krause, sisters of the bridegroom. Matt Jefferson served as best man. Groomsmen were Chris Speight and Brian Baker. A reception was held at the Chattanooga Riverboat Company. The couple reside in Houston.

February 22, 2009

Wedding

LaFoy

Jessica Ann Cofer became the bride of Bradley Keith LaFoy on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Laurelwood on Signal Mountain. The ceremony was performed by Chase Whitmire. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Cofer of Chattanooga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Phillip K. LaFoy of Maryville, Tenn. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Allison Jane Cofer attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Galbraith Sutton, Sarah Hebbeler and Melanie LaFoy, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. LaFoy served as best man for his son. Groomsmen were Erik Cardin, Joshua Pollard, Stan Sharp, Jonathan Williams and Russell Woods. A reception was held at Laurelwood. The couple took a wedding trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. They reside in Maryville.

February 22, 2009

Wedding

Rhinehart

Gina E. Kleinschmidt became the bride of Michael A. Rhinehart on Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Wedding Chapel. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Morty Lloyd. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Cathy Kleinschmidt. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. William Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rhinehart. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Jessica A. Kleinschmidt attended her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessie Cantrell and Skye McKinney. The flower girl was Taylor Rhinehart. Greg Rhinehart served as best man for his brother. Groomsmen were Michael Crumley and Les Gray. The ring bearer was Trenton Rhinehart. A reception was held at the church. The couple took a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. They reside in Nashville.

February 22, 2009

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